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How to Convert WMV to MOV on Mac

Users who post their troubles on forums.macrumors, forum.videohelp and discussions.apple are looking for the effective solutions to change WMV format to QT MOV on Mac. Why do they need to convert WMV to MOV format on Mac? Main reasons are:

Why convert WMV to MOV
Why convert WMV to MOV

If you just happen to have the similar reasons to decode WMV format to MOV on Mac, we have compelling reasons to advise you staying here. Because this article will introduce you the most effective solutions to successfully convert a WMV to MOV on Mac so that you can import WMV to iMovie for editing, play WMV on Mac with QuickTime, import WMV to iTunes library, watch WMV on iPhone iPad iPod, fix damaged WMV file and Unlock protection from WMV for limitless playback.

Converting WMV to MOV on Mac Requires Top WMV Converter

When it comes to use a MOV Converter, the first choice appearing on your radar might be MPEG Streamclip, since it claims to free convert and play video on Mac, not only MPEG files, but also WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, etc. 24+ formats. Yet, a Mac user named Joe Scrap leaves message on discussions.apple, saying "MPEG Streamclip still can't get it to decode. MPEG Streamclip seems to handle just the audio from the conversion.". That's a pity.

How about FFmpeg? This software boasts itself as a powerful yet cross-platform solution to record, stream media files, as well as convert video and audio free on Mac. Its slogan and product description look very appealing. No wonder 5 out of 10 users would download to give it a try. Well, the practical effects are not so effetive as it says on official website. A mac user called formerpcgirl posts on forum.videohelp, indicating that FFmpeg processes WMV to MOV on Mac but the frame rate incorrect. Even though he/she tried choosing all options, nothing works.

These sound like converting WMV to MOV on Mac full with setbacks. Actually NOT. As long as you choose the top video transcoder, you can transform video format from WMV to MOV (QT) on Mac easy as pie. Alright, the silver bullet you are worth to know is the cutting-edge MacX Video Converter Free.

  • 100% FREE and safe to convert WMV to MOV on Mac with 15X faster speed (multi-core CPU utility and hyper-threading tech).
  • Decode WMV to MOV (H264/MPEG-4) so as to play WMV with QuickTime, edit in iMovie, import WMV to iTunes iPhone iOS with compatible parameter settings.
  • High Quality Engine and de-interlacing tech to ensure the whole conversion with least amount of quality loss, 98% quality reserved!
  • Also free process any video to MP4 MOV AVI FLV MKV VOB WMV AVCHD MP3 AAC, etc. more than 180 video and 14 audio formats.
  • Allow you to cut off the commercial ads or corrupted clips from WMV and auto fix broken WMV files on Mac via codec change.

How to Convert WMV to MOV on Mac Computer without Any Error

Step 1. Add WMV Video.
After free download this top WMV to MOV converter for Mac and fire it up, you can click "Add File" button to load your WMV video files.

Step 2: Select MOV as Output Format.
To edit WMV in iMovie or for QuickTime, you can select "MOV" as output format. The optimized default settings ensure a good balance between WMV to MOV conversion speed and quality.

Convert WMV to MOV on Mac
Convert WMV to MOV on Mac


  • If you are demanding in high quality, you can adjust parameter settings to improve output video quliaty. The first one is to select codec as "H.264" rather than "MPEG-4", cuz H.264 is known as MPEG-4 Part 10 – Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC), providing much higher quality than MPEG-4. If you wanna know more difference between H.264 and MPEG-4, please go to the post of H.264 vs MPEG-4.
  • Turn up Frame Rate to 25fps or 30fps to guarantee a sharper image for output video.
  • Adjust Resolution up, how about 1920x1080p or 1920x1200p? And you can even increase resolution to 4K Ultra HD or 8K Ultra HD based on your original WMV video quality.
  • Move the slide bar shown on the above picture, LQ means low quality and HQ short for High Quality. Certainly, you choose High Quality and you will lose comparatively faster speed, for you can't have cake and eat it.
WMV converter parameter adjustment
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Step 3: Start to Convert WMV to MOV on Mac for FREE.
Press "RUN" button, and this program's conversion engine will go into action. Automatically transcode WMV to MOV on Mac computer without any ado. If your WMV video files is quite large, around 1GB and over 1 hour in length, don't be worried, the whole WMV to MOV conversion will not cost your wonderful afternoon time. And the same applies to convert MOV to WMV on macOS.

Must mention, as the first Mac video converter to arm with the Intel Qucik Sync Video/Nvidia/AMD GPU hardware acceleration tech, the advanced version MacX Video Converter Pro speeds up WMV to MOV conversion up to 5X faster than any rival. Less than 5 mins to successfully convert WMV to MOV on Mac, 1GB & 1 hour length video.

To Unlock protection protection from WMV files, you're suggested to resort to DRM Ripper, which delivers an excellent performance in removing WMV protection tech and converting WMV to MP4 MOV AVI, etc. digital formats. The whole procedure doesn't need any third party apps or plug-ins.

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